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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

India vs. England: Cricketer of the Year Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli
Cricket saw some new talents emerging and some old ones doing extraordinarily well last year.   The Indian Test captain Virat Kohli was last year's 'Cricketer of the Year'.

The 27-year-old batsman, who took over as captain in the middle of the tour of Australia after Mahendra Singh Dhoni's sudden retirement, delivered some good results under his leadership.

Under Kohli, the Indian team ended a 22-year wait for a series win on Sri Lankan soil before battering world No.1 South Africa to give them their first overseas loss in nine years.

The right-hander has done well with the bat too, scoring 640 runs in 15 Test innings that he played at an average of 42.67. In his 20 ODI outings this year, Kohli managed 623 runs at an average of 36.65.

Although the Pakistanis accused him of "ball tampering" in 2016, he has grown in fame and skill.  He currently captains the Indian team in Test Cricket and Vice Captains the limited overs squad.  In an interview yesterday with The Telegraph, in Great Britain for one of the continuing India vs. England series, he acknowledged being a superstar in India, making it impossible for him to walk down the street!

All the best to India and to Virat Kohli, and to England!

1 comment:

Xersex said...

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